Health and Social Care Bill

Memorandum submitted by Adam D G Macleod (HS 73)

ABOLITION OF STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES & AND PRIMARY CARE TRUSTS - Part 1 Sections 28 and 29 of the Health and Social Care Bill

If the Bill receives Royal Assent and SHAs and PCTs are all abolished before the NHS Commissioning Board and Commissioning Consortia are fully established, an impossible situation will arise with no one having effective oversight of the NHS and its £100 billion plus budget.

I therefore strongly recommend that Sections 28 and 29 be amended to read:

'are to be abolished on a date to be decided

by the Secretary of State.'

February 2011